Â Understanding the Australian Legal System provides clear and accessible analysis of the Australian legal systemâ€™s structures and language. This book is an ideal text for first year law students and those studying legal concepts at secondary school. It also assumes no prior knowledge of the subject, making it a great resource for students in other disciplines requiring a concise introduction to Australian law. Presented in an easy-to-read format that complements the bookâ€™s emphasis on clearly explained basic principles, Understanding the Australian Legal System takes the intimidation out of a first encounter with the study of law. In writing this book John Carvan has drawn on his vast experience, having taught introductory law and commercial law for many years at a number of institutions including University of Wollongong, University of Western Sydney, Australian School of Commerce and Management and TAFE.